Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation Workshops

Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation Workshops
We did two workshop presentations in Spanish during the first three months of 2014. One took place in the Diocese of Fort Worth and the other with a Glenmary Missioners lay community in Plymouth Diocese of Raleigh in N.C. The …

Pope Francis recently said, “The Church is fruitful and a mother when she witnesses to Jesus Christ. Instead , when the church closes in on itself , when it thinks of itself as a – so to speak – ‘school …

New Learning Resource Now Available!

New Learning Resource Now Available!
Interested in learning more about Dominican Spirituality and Vatican II?  Our Director Fr. Wayne Cavalier, O.P., Ph.D., has a message for you, click on this video link.  The recording of the event is now available on DVD or on audio …

A Journey with Christ Into Self-Care 2

 A Journey with Christ Into Self-Care
I have twice had the privilege of spending time with the folks journeying through the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program in Salt Lake City, UT, and their gracious and able director, Susan Northway. Both of those times have been singularly …

Are you prepared to minister to a Shared Parish and its cultural diversity? Let us help you.

Are you prepared to minister to a Shared Parish and its cultural diversity? Let us help you.
We have received the approval from the USCCB for the Congar Institute to collaborate with them in offering BICM(Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers) preparation workshops.  We are currently working on calls to do presentations. We successfully facilitated the first workshop …

Glenmary Home Missioners Reflections on Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Ministry Training Process Plymouth, N.C. 2

Glenmary Home Missioners Reflections on Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Ministry Training Process  Plymouth, N.C.
Congar Institute January, February and March 2014 Were the goals met? In my opinion the goals were met as much as is possible in three one day sessions. The Pastoral Coordinator, Julian Crespo and those who participated now have tools …

Update on the National Hispanic Pastoral Conference “Raíces y Alas”

Update on the National Hispanic Pastoral Conference “Raíces y Alas”
Raíces y Alas, a national conference of Hispanic pastoral associations to take place in San Antonio Texas from October 30 to November 2, 2014.  We are at the final stage of confirming the speakers. The main keynote speaker for the …

Abundant Lenten Blessings of Collaboration

Abundant Lenten Blessings of Collaboration
Picture by Intermountain Catholic – Foto: Intermountain Catholic We were blessed to have collaborated with the Diocese of Salt Lake City this past Lenten Season in providing them expert Resource Persons to facilitate their Annual Lenten Retreats.  Fr. Jorge Rativa, …

Exciting news!

 Exciting news!
For the last few months we have been working on a way to more clearly express the mission of the Congar Institute.  We are happy to present you here with our mission statement in a more clear version of the …